Batanes gave me nothing but pure bliss. I was uninterrupted. Life felt very easy. I never looked forward to anything at the end of the day, except for sumptuous dinner. And I lived each moment like life was perfect. I guess this is the effect of being exposed into something very beautiful, that it becomes so overwhelming and you can’t even put it into writing because no words can give justice to what it is.
It’s been more than a year since my last day hike and I feel so nervous and excited at the same time that I’m finally doing it again. The previous one was Mt. Balagbag and I will never forget that experience. There was a clear trail to the summit so a guide isn’t really necessary. We started out before lunch and it was excruciatingly hot and it served as a lesson to all of us. Crazy!
Looking back at the moments that make up my 2017 I must say that it was, indeed, another eventful year for me. Not just for me, but for my family and everyone else and that’s for sure. Good times and bad times, no matter what happened we all deserve to congratulate ourselves for making it, yet again, to the finish line of this roller coaster life we are all riding in this year. And before this year actually goes to an end, the beach bum inside me wanted to take one last trip to seal 2017 the best way possible. And as much as I love winter season outside the country, truth be told that it’s always summer in my heart.
I crave food, but I also crave space and sometimes we just really need to go off on our own. My travel this time is a whole lot different from my previous ones because I am not just flying out to a local destination, but I am actually beginning my journey in pursuing solo travel and I am going to set it off with Japan, the Land of the Rising Sun.
It already became a habit of mine to plan my weekends with activities that usually require long drive, picturesque views, unlimited snacks, fun lot and loads of laughter. My friends, both existential and non-existential, know me as an outdoorsy type of person who loves to be out and about.